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Our Pittsburgh Attorneys Represent Those That Have Been Further Injured Due to a Misdiagnosis or Delay in Treatment

Physicians are required to consider all possible causes for your medical complaints and symptoms. It is the doctor's responsibility to exclude the most life-threatening causes first. A failure to order a biopsy to rule out cancer, or to order diagnostic tests to determine the presence of heart disease may lead to a tragic delay in diagnosis and treatment. If you or your family member went to the doctor or hospital, was misdiagnosed and the delay in treatment resulted in serious injury or death, you may be entitled to compensation to help put your life back in order.

Call 888.U.ASK.LAW to discuss a failure to diagnose

Was your treatment delayed or denied due to the doctor's failure to diagnose your medical condition? If you have questions concerning your medical care, contact our office to arrange a free consultation with an experienced malpractice attorney in Pittsburgh. Our attorneys, medical staff, and board certified physician consultants will provide you the answers necessary to determine your legal rights.

Our lawyers at The McClelland Law Group have successfully handled a wide variety of cases involving the misdiagnosis and delay in treatment including the following:

  • Failure to order cardiac enzymes and an EKG causing a misdiagnosis of a heart attack
  • Failure to order biopsy for a suspicious mass resulting in the delay in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • Failure to biopsy a mass resulting in the delay in diagnosis of bladder cancer
  • Failure to properly read x-rays resulting in the delay in diagnosing a perforated bowel which led to sepsis and death
  • Failure to order tests which delayed in the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia that resulted in death
  • Failure to diagnose a hospital-acquired infection that resulted in death

Learn more about our misdiagnosis and delay in treatment cases.

Misdiagnosis cases may involve the following:

  • Failure to diagnose heart attack, stroke, aneurism, pulmonary embolism or appendicitis in the emergency room
  • Failure to order diagnostic tests: a mammogram for breast cancer, a Pap smear for cervical cancer, a colonoscopy for colon cancer, a simple exam to detect testicular cancer or melanoma
  • Failure to perform a biopsy
  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist for evaluation
  • Lab errors and errors in reading x-rays and MRI results
  • Obstetric failure to diagnose the need for a C-section, ectopic pregnancy or maternal preeclampsia
  • Failure to diagnose kidney failure, respiratory failure or salmonella
  • Failure to diagnose brain or spine injury following a trauma

Learn more about our misdiagnosis and delay in treatment cases.

Contact a Pittsburgh malpractice attorney

If you would like to speak with a member of our personal injury firm about an injury or death resulting from a misdiagnosis, we invite you to call us toll free at 888.U.ASK.LAW or contact our office to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation with our experienced malpractice attorneys in Pittsburgh. We charge no attorney's fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf. Should you be unable to travel, one of our lawyers will be happy to visit you in your home or hospital room.